Probing the nature of cosmic acceleration

Hongsheng Zhang, Heng Yu, Hyerim Noh, Zong-Hong Zhu
2008 Physics Letters B  
The cosmic acceleration is one of the most significant cosmological discoveries over the last century. The two categories of explanation are exotic component (dark energy) and modified gravity. We constrain the two types of model by a joint analysis with perturbation growth and direct H(z) data. Though the minimal χ^2 of the ΛCDM is almost the same as that of DGP, in the sense of consistency we find that the dark energy (ΛCDM) model is more favored through a detailed comparison with the corresponding parameters fitted by expansion data.
doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2008.06.041 fatcat:xa3aocj62veyppbud6glmhqzja